Spyderco 2014 Prototypes Overview

April 21, 2014

I finally got around to organizing all my posts of the upcoming Spyderco prototypes for 2014. Here’s all of them combined in one overview. Also see my prototype page, for a collection of links and thumbnails leading to all the Spyderco prototypes I photographed over the years.

Shirley & Owens ARK, Diaconescu Battlestation, Bradley Fixed Blade
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Burch Chubby, Dice, Panchenko Dog Tag Folder
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Dragonfly Super Blue, Endura Ti / Damascus, Carey Firefly
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Schempp Frontier, Knutson Introvert, Mehr K2
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Kiwi G-10, Pauletta Lil’ LionSpy, Mike Draper
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Native 5 Lightweight, Paramilitary 2 Composite, Lum Tanto Sprint
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Read PITS, Roadie, Panchenko Roc
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Carey Rubicon, Slysz Bowie, Southard flipper in All-Black
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Spin & Concept Model – Bead, Spy-DK, Tatanka
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Worker G-10

Spyderco 2014 Prototype Video – Ed Schempp Frontier

March 22, 2014

The last Spyderco prototype I got on video this year, is the Ed Schempp Frontier. This knife was my number one favorite of all the prototypes Spyderco showed this year. This Ed Schempp design will be a great addition to the Spyderco series of ethnic folders. Eric Glesser from Spyderco gives a quick tour of this knife at the IWA Show in Germany.

I have no information on the pricing or (planned) availability of this knife.

For a close-up view of the Frontier, check out this entry.

Spyderco 2014 Production Sample Video – Peter Carey Rubicon

March 21, 2014

Spyderco’s Eric Glesser presents the Rubicon, designed by Peter Carey. This was really the proverbial custom quality folder. I am sure this knife will become a big hit.

I realize the tag says ‘production prototype’, but the information I got from Spyderco indicated that the Rubicon seen here was a ‘production sample’.

I have no information on the pricing or (planned) availability of this knife.

Want to see more images of the Rubicon? Click here!

Spyderco 2014 Prototype Video – Mike Read PITS

March 20, 2014

Finally, a slipit folder design that looks like it could take some hard use! I am very anxious to see this PITS folder, designed by Mike Read, in production.  

I have no information on the pricing or (planned) availability of this knife.

My photos of the PITS folder can be seen here.

Spyderco 2014 Prototype Video – Marcin Slysz Bowie

March 19, 2014

This upcoming Bowie folder, designed by Marcin Slysz, was one of my top three favorite Spyderco prototypes this year.

I have no information on the pricing or (planned) availability of this knife.

For more photos of the Slysz Bowie, go see this post.

Spyderco 2014 Prototype Video – Michael Burch Chubby

March 18, 2014

Spyderco’s Eric Glesser presents the production prototype of the Chubby folding knife, designed by Michael Burch.


I have no information on the pricing or (planned) availability of this knife.

My photos of the Chubby can be found here.

Spyderco 2014 Prototype Video – Serge Panchenko Dog Tag Folder

March 18, 2014

One of the prototypes Spyderco showed this year at the IWA show in Germany, was the Dog Tag Folder designed by Serge Panchenko. Eric Glesser gives a quick overview of this new upcoming folder.

There might have been a little mistake in this video, I overheard Eric explaining elsewhere during the show that the blade is stonewashed and not coated. This is still a production prototype, when the knife is ready for shipping, I’m sure the exact specifications will be published on www.spyderco.com.

I have no information on the pricing or (planned) availability of this knife.

Click here to see my more detailed photos of the Dog Tag Folder.


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